A blog, or at least the idea of a blog, is daunting. To know that I’m committing to sitting down and writing something on a somewhat regular basis, something relevant to weddings and being an officiant, is a little scary. I mean, I know that I have a bunch of stories, maybe some hints and ideas, but at some point they have to run out, and I really don’t know if I will get replacement stories in order to continue. Although if the past is any indication, there shouldn’t be a problem.
But at the moment, stories I have. And pictures.
My name is Larry Adler and I’m a wedding officiant on Long Island. Long Island – home to almost three million people, and in close proximity to New York City, home to another eight million people. Long Island – where there are so many fantastic catering venues that I have heard of, been to, or officiated at, and so many more that don’t fall into any of those categories. Long Island – surrounded by beaches, on the North Shore, the South Shore, and, yes, the tip of the fish’s tail. A place full of restaurants, backyards, boats, picturesque farms, arboretums, lakes, ponds and trees (about that later). A melting pot in its own right, with English, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Albanian and more, all spoken here.
And I’ve done weddings in all those places and, at least in part, in those languages.
So this will be a blog about my experiences. Hopefully you’ll laugh, maybe feel the love that many couples have felt, and the joy that they’ve shared. It’s possible that you’ll get some ideas, or recognize something that you thought would be a good idea but now realize is not for you.
Feedback is welcome, and actually sought, that’s how I’ll grow and change. Will this be a daily blog? No, I don’t think it should be, but I would like to get down to doing it on a regular basis should anyone really want to follow it.
And I mentioned pictures, so I guess I’ll include one of me with this first blog. Have a great day.